Independent Director

Ray Nixon


Mr. Nixon has served as one of our independent directors since January 2019. Mr. Nixon has over 40 years of industry experience. Mr. Nixon served as the Executive Director and Portfolio Manager at the $80 billion investment firm Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC from 1994 until his retirement in June 2019. Mr. Nixon served as a member of Smith Barney, Inc.’s Investment Policy Committee and as the firm’s lead institutional stockbroker for the Southwest from 1979 to 1994. Mr. Nixon chairs the Texas Health Resources Investment Committee, which oversees a $6.7 billion fund. Mr. Nixon is a Trustee of the UT Southwestern Foundation and is a member of the investment committee.

Mr. Nixon is a member of the board of directors of the $59 billion endowment for the University of Texas and Texas A&M University. Mr. Nixon previously served as a research analyst for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Mr. Nixon earned a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Nixon is a valuable member of our board of directors because of his extensive investment industry experience, prior service as a director and successful leadership through multiple economic cycles.